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Overboard (1987)

A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

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Joanna / Annie
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Captain Karl
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Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
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Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
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Doris Hess ...
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Storyline

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Romance

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Joanna (Goldie Hawn)'s luxury yacht in the movie was the "SS Immaculata". The boat was portrayed by the vessel "Attessa" and was also used for the film Indecent Proposal (1993). DVD sleeve notes have said "the 130th Stayton yacht, bedecked in crystal chandeliers and velvet cheetah upholstery, was docked in Fort Bragg's Noyo Harbor". The vessel had a Kong & Halvorsen hull from 1984, was called "Yecats" at the time Overboard (1987) was filmed, was renamed "Huntress" at some time, had a small helipad on the aft deck, and was later lengthened to 142 feet. The Kong & Halvorsen '130' 'Yecats' yacht was later destroyed in a fire but the crew and passengers all survived. See more »

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After Annie/Joanna returns to the yacht with Grant and then decides she wants to go back to Oregon, she has the boat turned around to head back up the coast. Grant notices that "the boat's been turned around" when he sees land outside the port-side (left) window. If this were true, however, the land would be on the starboard (right) side of the yacht. See more »

Quotes

Annie: Joey don't, don't get that near your eye. See it says right here on the bottle, 'don't get it near your eye'.
[Joey throws the bottle away and goes to bed]
Annie: What's going on here?
Greg Proffitt: He's upset because he can't read.
Annie: Well he's a small child.
Greg Proffitt: He can't read for a small child either.
Charlie Proffitt: The teacher makes fun of him.
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Soundtracks

SEMPER PARATUS
Performed by The U.S. Coast Guard Band
Conducted by LCDR Lewis J. Buckley
Written by Francis S. Van Boskerck (uncredited)
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Quite Amusing
5 October 2002 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time when I was 10 and still watching it to this day. The cast is excellent and the storyline is silly but you just can't help yourself laughing at all of Goldie's screw-ups or Kurt's incompetent ways of parenting. The supporting cast is great, what more can I say??, if you ever see this in the video store, it's worth renting. GO OVERBOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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